Books Recommended by Guillermo del Toros

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In Cold Blood

Truman Capote

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The Master and Margarita 

Mikhail Bulgakov

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War and Peace

Leo Tolstoy

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The Man Who Laughs

Victor Hugo

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New Arabian Nights

 Robert Louis Stevenson

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Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination

Edogawa Rampo

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Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan Culler

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A Dictionary of Symbols

Juan Eduardo Cirlot

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Lectures on Literature

Vladimir Nabokov

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Embarrassments

Henry James

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Gomorrah

Roberto Saviano

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Frankenstein

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  1. The Monk by Matthew Lewis
  2. The Science of Fairy Tales: an Enquiry Into Fairy Mythology by Edwin Sidney Hartland
  3. The Five Wise Words of the Guru by Andrew Lang
  4. The King in the Golden Mask and Other Stories by Marcel Schwob
  5. The Werewolf of Paris by Guy Endore
  6. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  7. The Phantom World by Augustin Calmet
  8. The Vampire in Europe: True Tales of the Undead by Montague Summers
  9. The Vampire: His Kith and Kin by Montague Summers
  10. The Natural History of the Vampire by Anthony Masters
  11. Vampires, Burial, and Death: Folklore and Reality by Paul Barber
  12. Passport to the Supernatural by Bernhardt J. Hurwood
  13. Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghouls by Bernhardt J. Hurwood
  14. The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas
  15. Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
  16. Alone With the Horrors: The Great Short Fiction, 1961-1991 by Ramsey Campbell
  17. The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories by Horacio Quiroga
  18. Hitchcock by François Truffaut
  19. The Burning Plain and Other Stories by Juan Rulfo
  20. Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon
  21. In the Ravine by Anton Chekhov
  22. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  23. The Golden by Lucius Shepard
  24. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  25. Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
  26. Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  27. Interview with the Vampire (The Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Anne Rice
  28. Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
  29. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  30. Prótesis by Andreu Martín
  31. Savage Messiah by H.S. Ede
  32. Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things by Lafcadio Hearn
  33. Zothique by Clark Ashton Smith
  34. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
  35. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
  36. The Book of the Damned by Charles Fort
  37. Serenade by James M. Cain
  38. The De Cats Family by Isak Dinesen
  39. Tales of Ordinary Madness by Charles Bukowski
  40. The White People and Other Weird Stories by Arthur Machen
  41. De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
  42. Music for Chameleons by Truman Capote
  43. Selected Short Stories by Guy de Maupassant
  44. Al Filo del Agua = The Water’s Edge by Agustín Yáñez
  45. The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosiński
  46. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  47. The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley
  48. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. James
  49. Hyperborea by Clark Ashton Smith
  50. No habra final feliz: La serie completa de Hector Belascoaran Shayne by Paco I., II Taibo
  51. The Book of Job
  52. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
  53. Imaginary Lives by Marcel Schwob
  54. The Battle of Brazil: Terry Gilliam V. Universal Pictures in the Fight to the Final Cut by Jack Mathews
  55. Passport to the Supernatural: An Occult Compendium from All Ages & Many Lands by Bernhardt J. Hurwood
  56. The Lady With the Little Dog and Other Stories, 1896-1904 by Anton Chekhov
  57. Ancient Sorceries and Other Weird Stories by Algernon Blackwood
  58. Naufragios de Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
  59. The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
  60. The October Country by Ray Bradbury
  61. The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb
  62. Hark! A Vagrant (Hark! A Vagrant, #1) by Kate Beaton
  63. The Incredible Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson
  64. The Book of Monelle by Marcel Schwob
  65. Flowers of Evil: A Selection by Charles Baudelaire
  66. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson
  67. Las batallas en el desierto by José Emilio Pacheco
  68. The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural by Jack Sullivan
  69. More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon
  70. The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
  71. Making Movies by Sidney Lumet
  72. Haunted Castles by Ray Russell
  73. H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life by Michel Houellebecq
  74. Drood by Dan Simmons
  75. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson
  76. The Witches by Roald Dahl
  77. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft
  78. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Scary Stories, #1) by Alvin Schwartz
  79. The Great Movies by Roger Ebert
  80. The Great Movies II by Roger Ebert
  81. The Great Movies III by Roger Ebert
  82. Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl
  83. The Lottery and Other Stories by Shirley Jackson
  84. The Yellow Sign & Other Stories by Robert W. Chambers
  85. The Complete Saki: 145 Novels and Short Stories by Saki
  86. Godbody by Theodore Sturgeon
  87. Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World by William Cooke Taylor
  88. Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
  89. Satanism and Witchcraft: The Classic Study of Medieval Superstition by Jules Michelet
  90. El principio del placer by José Emilio Pacheco
  91. The Pan Book of Horror Stories by Herbert van Thal
  92. Lumberjanes (Lumberjanes, #1) by Noelle Stevenson
  93. Without Feathers by Woody Allen
  94. Come And Go Mad and Other Stories by Fredric Brown
  95. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind
  96. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories by H.P. Lovecraft
  97. The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins
  98. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks
  99. Night Shift by Stephen King
  100. Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain
  101. Fantastic Zoology by Jorge Luis Borges
  102. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
  103. Patience by Daniel Clowes
  104. On Writing: Advice For Those Who Write To Publish by George V. Higgins
  105. Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture by Bram Dijkstra
  106. The Arabian Nights by Anonymous
  107. The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
  108. British Goblins: Welsh Folk Lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (1881) by Wirt Sikes
  109. The Illusion of Life: Disney Animation by Frank Thomas
  110. You Never Believe Me: And Other Stories by Davis Grubb
  111. Nightmare Alley by William Lindsay Gresham
  112. What’s The Worst That Could Happen? (Dortmunder, #9) by Donald E. Westlake
  113. Ray Harryhausen – Master of the Majicks Volume 1: Beginnings and Ending by Mike Hankin
  114. Ray Harryhausen – Master of the Majicks (Volume 2) by Mike Hankin
  115. Ray Harryhausen Master Of The Majicks: The British Films, Volume 3 (Majicks, Volume 3) by Mike Hankin
  116. Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark by Tim Lucas
  117. Jung on Alchemy by C.G. Jung
  118. A Contract With God and Other Tenement Stories by Will Eisner
  119. The Mongolian Conspiracy by Rafael Bernal
  120. By Myself and Then Some by Lauren Bacall
  121. McTeague by Frank Norris
  122. The Golden Apples of the Sun by Ray Bradbury
  123. The Casebook of Carnacki the Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  124. It’s Kind Of A Cute Story by Rolly Crump
  125. Profondo Argento: The Man, the Myths & the Magic by Alan Jones
  126. Life Stories: Profiles from The New Yorker by David Remnick
  127. The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf
  128. The Children’s Crusade: A Musical Legend in Four Parts by Marcel Schwob
  129. Mysteries of the Unexplained by Carroll C. Calkins
  130. Bakakaï by Witold Gombrowicz
  131. In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch
  132. Dangerous Visions by Harlan Ellison
  133. Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville
  134. The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  135. The Initiatory Path in Fairy Tales: The Alchemical Secrets of Mother Goose by Bernard Roger
  136. Fulcanelli: Master Alchemist: Le Mystere des Cathedrales, Esoteric Intrepretation of the Hermetic Symbols of The Great Work by Fulcanelli
  137. Casanova : THE COMPLETE MEMOIRS OF JACQUES CASANOVA by Jacques Casanova De Seingalt
  138. The Outsider by Colin Wilson
  139. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
  140. They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper by Bruce Robinson
  141. The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft by H.P. Lovecraft
  142. Amphigorey (Amphigorey, #1) by Edward Gorey
  143. Amphigorey Too (Amphigorey, #2) by Edward Gorey
  144. Amphigorey Also (Amphigorey, #3) by Edward Gorey
  145. Amphigorey Again (Amphigorey, #4) by Edward Gorey
  146. Eiji Tsuburaya: Master of Monsters: Defending the Earth with Ultraman, Godzilla in the Golden Age of Japanese Science Fiction Film by August Ragone
  147. Infernal Devices (Infernal Devices, #1) by K.W. Jeter
  148. A Dreamer’s Tales by Lord Dunsany
  149. Stanley Kubrick: The Playboy Interview (50 Years of the Playboy Interview) by Stanley Kubrick
  150. The Playboy Interview: Music Men by Frank Sinatra
  151. Playboy Interview: Killers, Assassins and Revolutionaries by Various
  152. Jimmy Stewart: The Truth Behind the Legend by Michael Munn
  153. Who the Devil Made It: Conversations with Legendary Film Directors by Peter Bogdanovich
  154. The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir by William Friedkin
  155. Edison’s Eve: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life by Gaby Wood
  156. Non-Fiction by Chuck Palahniuk
  157. The Terror by Dan Simmons
  158. Hawthorne’s Short Stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  159. The Garden Party and Other Stories by Katherine Mansfield
  160. The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka
  161. Celebrations of Curious Characters by Ricky Jay
  162. Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War by Mark Harris
  163. Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World by Simon Callow
  164. The Light at the End by John Skipp
  165. William Cameron Menzies: The Shape of Films to Come by James Curtis
  166. The Nameless by Ramsey Campbell
  167. What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career by Joseph McBride
  168. Don’t Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier
  169. Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of the Devils by Richard Crouse
  170. Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
  171. My Lunches with Orson by Henry Jaglom
  172. The Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery by Wendy Moore
  173. The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan
  174. Selected Non-Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges
  175. Bacchus: Omnibus Edition, Volume 1 by Eddie Campbell
  176. The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
  177. The Haunted Mansion: Imagineering a Disney Classic by Jason Surrell
  178. The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain, #1) by Lloyd Alexander
  179. The Collected Works: The Screenplays, Vol. 1: Marty / The Goddess / The Americanization of Emily by Paddy Chayefsky
  180. The Collected Works: The Screenplays, Vol. 2: The Hospital / Network / Altered States by Paddy Chayefsky
  181. Kay Nielsen: East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Noel Daniel
  182. Notes on the Cinematographer by Robert Bresson
  183. The Essential Edgar Cayce by Mark A. Thurston
  184. The Turk: The Life and Times of the Famous Eighteenth-Century Chess-Playing Machine by Tom Standage
  185. Stan and Ollie: The Roots of Comedy: The Double Life of Laurel and Hardy by Simon Louvish
  186. The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm by Jacob Grimm
  187. The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World by David Jaher
  188. The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral by Robert A. Scott
  189. Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York by Luc Sante
  190. Losing the Light: Terry Gilliam & the Munchausen Saga by Andrew Yule
  191. William Goldman: Four Screenplays with Essays by William Goldman
  192. Fairy Tale as Myth/Myth as Fairy Tale by Jack D. Zipes
  193. The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery
  194. Coppola and Eiko on Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola
  195. Haunted Britain; A Guide To Supernatural Sites Frequented By Ghosts, Witches, Poltergeists, And Other Mysterious Beings by Antony Hippisley Coxe
  196. The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman
  197. The Spider by Hanns Heinz Ewers
  198. Stinger by Robert R. McCammon
  199. Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David Simon
  200. Beauty by Kerascoëtv
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